Kate Wells2021-04-06T18:59:27+01:00

Kate Wells

Exquisite machine embroidery worked on a 1930’s Industrial ‘Irish’ machine. I’m currently starting work on a large gold embroidery for a private commission – reflective, symbolic, decorative, subtle.

My practice has been based at Whitehouse Farm, Stannington, for over 40 years which sounds like a long time.

Over the years it’s changed from exhibition work to working to commission, something which is challenging and interesting (but not always easy) to create a response for a particular client. Every commission grows my practice – the current one is particularly large, up to 8’x 3’ (2m44 x 1m) which will  be a challenge of scale, especially using gold thread embroidery on sari silks, organza and dissolvable fabric.

I particularly love landscapes, birds and details of flowers whether as figurative work or as repetitive aspects of a decorative design. Other projects need specific research – like ecclesiastical stoles which require a sense of theatre and a spiritual message using seasonal colours – which also grows my practice.

Embroidery is the art of detail and texture, surfaces and stitches, fabrics and threads, research and inspiration.

About my studio

  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

t: 01142 334 303
m: 07908 188 034
w: katewellsartist.co.uk
e: katewells.embroidery@hotmail.co.uk

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